5 Ways to Plan a Wedding Reception That No One Will Forget Soon
A memorable and enjoyable wedding is what is always on the top priority list of couples. Wedding reception, in this regard, plays a crucial role to make the celebration even more unforgettable because this is the occasion when all the guests eagerly look forward to. Perhaps the truth is eating, drinking, singing, and dancing are the most fun activities to take place in a wedding reception.
It is the dream of every couple to make their wedding special and fun. It’s a celebration of love and joy with family and friends that rolls down a platform where all the guests will likely to remember as to how unique the wedding was. This is the event when food, theme, décor, favors become a matter of priority for the planners in order to make it successful.
If you want all of your guests say, “This is the most awesome wedding I’ve ever been to”, you need to plan it accordingly. It is the part of your arrangement in which you don’t want to miss any important details, and this is also the part that calls for much of your attention.
Here are 5 tips that will help you plan a unique wedding reception:
Select a perfect venue
It is no less than a monumental task to first plan a wedding ceremony and then an equally compelling reception. So, the right venue is going to play a critical role here. You need to select a reception venue that is most ideal for your guests in terms of enjoyment and comfort.
It would be better if you do so with a little bit of research so that you can save some bucks as well. The venue should be spacious and easily accessible for your guests where they can comfortable come and leave after enjoying to the fullest.
You can compare the rates and amenities of various well-known venues on the internet or with the help of friends; then go ahead to make a deal.
Surprise the guests with unexpected entertainment
Amidst the wedding excitement everywhere, who doesn’t want to get entertained? If this entertained comes with a bout of unexpected surprise, your guests will surely be flabbergasted. For that you can hire a local rock band, a belly dancer, a team of standup performers or for that matter someone who is acrobatic expert.
Remember; do not reveal this plan to anyone. Also, a good DJ is also a good crowed puller, so you can think of hiring one. One of the many entertaining ways of surprising guests is the performance of a magician, which is equally appreciated by adults as well as kids. That way they also become part of the show.
Handout awesome wedding favors
Handing out wedding favors to your guests is a great way to remind them how important they are for you. There is a long list of favors to give to your guests. For example, candies for kids, personalized glass mugs, key chains, glass photo coasters, etc.
You also need to express your gratitude to your friends and family who have been with you throughout the preparations. It can’t get better for your friends than to head home with a delicious bottle of wine. You can make this gift more memorable by putting customized wedding wine labels on these bottles.
Plan engaging party games
At the end of the day, your wedding reception will be remembered in terms of how enjoyable it had been for your guests. So, to give a good time to all your invitees, you can include some interesting and engaging party games. These activities also give a nice opportunity to your guest to interact with each other.
Due to this the kids will keep busy so that their parents can enjoy themselves on the dance floor. You can incorporate a wide variety of games on this occasion; from kid-friendly mazes, connect the dots, word-finder puzzles to musical chairs and bouquet and garter toss. In addition to that, sack races, drinking games, the shoe game, and he said she said games are widely played ones these days.
Serve a delectable food
It is often said that a well-fed guest is the happiest guest. So to make them feel at home, you need to roll out a menu that they have been craving for. From presentation to the taste as well as smell, you need to make a lasting impression on them.
You can start by delighting your guests with some surprising appetizers, the supplement a few types of cocktails with a signature drink. Now comes the main course, which should be selected in such a way that most of your guests will like it.
You can include grilled and fried chicken, burgers with single meatball, personal pizzas, lamb and pistachio ham-sticks, grilled cheese with tomato soup, and so on. Do not forget to arrange a delicious treat of desserts.
If you truly want to give an unusual and unique experience to your guests through your wedding reception, these five tips will not let you down. However, there may be many more ways that can leave your guests surprised and amazed. Just make sure that you do not exceed the budget.
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